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ALWAYS

Author: Ann Stott

Illustrator: Matt Phelan

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Publisher: Candlewick Press, ©2008

Material: hard cover

Summary: The small child in this picture book continually tests his mother by asking her if she will still love him if is good or if he is not so good. For example, he wants to know - "Do you love me when I'm in my time-out chair?" and "Do you love me when I go right to bed? Do you love me when I don't?" After all the "Do you…" questions, the little boy's mother replies, "No matter what you do I'll always love you." This picture book makes it clear that love is unconditional.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, anytime reading, family reading, learning to read, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 5; read yourself: 4 to 6

Interest Level: 2 to 5

Age of Child: Read with a 3-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: She liked the pictures and also the idea of being loved by parents no matter what she did.

Adult Reader Reaction: Since I think it is important to continually reaffirm the love we have for our children this book's message is excellent.

Pros: This is a nice picture book with a very important message.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! You definitely want to purchase this book so it can be read again and again!

If You Liked This Book, Try: MOMMY DO YOU LOVE ME?   A POCKET FULL OF KISSES   I LOVE YOU ALL THE TIME

Educational Themes: Explore the story to help a child understand unconditional love, as well as feelings. The repetition of the questions (e.g., Do you ...) also offer emerging readers an opportunity to develop their skills.

Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online are at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family, love

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2008

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